Register now for the upcoming session at the Orono Parks and Rec site: https://www.oronorec.com/info/activities/default.aspx?type=activities. New classes start soon, including our Youth classes, new Middle School class, and our ongoing Teen/Adult program.
I recently spoke with Mitch Stone, Director of Orono Parks and Recreation, and he assured me that registration would be up on the Parks and Rec website for our new September session very soon. Keep an eye out for registration info. I will post updates here and on our Facebook page.
With the addition of Middle Level/Advanced Youth class our class sizes should be robust, but not overwhelming. I try to cap classes at 15 students, so please register as soon as possible to ensure your child's spot.
Our Teen and Adult section will continue this year and I encourage parents, friends, and community members to drop in and try a class. In our Teen/Adult section we practice the full-curriculum of traditional Shotokan karate-do. In this class you can work on your fitness, learn some practical self-defense, and advance in traditional karate at your own pace.
Finally, please have your child try on his or her karate gi. Sam is growing like a weed and I've had to order him a bigger gi. Maybe your child needs a new uniform, too? This also means we might have some used gis to pass along. Feel free to tack a note to our bulletin board or post to our Facebook group if you like. We'll do a big order in September, but if you let me know in advance we don't have to wait and the kids can start the new session with gear that fits.
As always, feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Geoff Wingard firstname.lastname@example.org (207-299-8428)
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